Norton Internet Security is an all in one program that contains antivirus, anti spyware, firewall and other utilities. It is one of the flagship products from Norton and comes pre-installed with branded computers as a trial. Norton Internet Security helps you to stay safe on the internet by protecting you from hackers, malicious scripts, Java applets, malware and spyware. There are options to control children’s PC usage as well.
Even though it is a good program, sometimes users might want to go with Microsoft Security Essentials (free antivirus from genuine Windows) or other free software. The program is also known to be a memory hog and can slow down your system. In these cases it is advised to uninstall norton internet security in the correct manner, instead of just removing it from control panel.
How to uninstall Norton Internet Security
If you have an original product key, we recommend you back it up. It may prove useful if you plan to install the software later on. You can find instructions at the end of this article.
There are 2 methods to uninstall Norton, we can either use the control panel or the Norton removal tool.
- Click Start
- Go to Control Panel
- Choose Uninstall Program
- Select Norton Product from the list and click uninstall
Uninstall Norton Internet Security using Norton removal tool
The Norton Removal tool can be used to remove a damaged or corrupted Norton program from your computer. It will work on all Windows OS.
Download the correct Norton Removal tool for your product
Save it to a folder on your computer and double click the program to start it
Follow the instructions from the tool to remove the product completely
Restart the computer
How to save backup Norton Internet Product key
Start Norton Internet Security
On the top right corner of the program click on Norton Account
Type your email and password and log in
Click on the product to see the key
If you followed the process correctly Norton Internet Security will be uninstalled from your system without any errors. have a look at our reviews about free antivirus.